Sunday, March 9, 2008

Block Exchange

I showed this block last week with promises to show the finished block, well not completely finished but the part I'm doing is now done. So here is the block I received to add borders to. I took this to my stitching group to ask them if they had any suggestions. They had absolutely nothing to say about the block, not even a little suggestion and so I was stuck to come up with something myself. Hmmm....not sure what that was all about.
Anyway, here is what I did with the block. I added the dark blue narrow border and put it on point with bluework embroidery in each corner. It's hard to see in the picture but one corner has a bird house, two corners have birds and one corner has a birds nest. They are all different. I hope the owner of the block will like what I did. She will now get it back and add whatever she likes to finish it off.
Here is a close up of the birds nest with eggs.
Here is a close up of one of the birds.
A little sunshine to brighten your day. I picked up this little cup of mini daffodils at Safeway.

Next post will be more PDG's, (pattern found here) I know some of you reading my blog are waiting patiently and some not so patient, I shouldn't mention any names, but she knows who I'm talking about...teehee. The "Sewing Chair" block...is coming soon.

25 comments:

Teresa said...

Those blocks look so complex...you did a great job. I would be so thrilled if that was my block you put the embroidery on...hey I am excited about it and it is not even mine.

Darlene said...

The block with the additions of the birds is terrific. I'm sure the owner will love it.

More PDG's - woohoo!

KSedlak said...

I just love this block. The colors are beautiful and your choice of the border is great.
Thanks so much for sharing.

Rose said...

That looks lovely Wendy! Great choice of stitcheries! Im sure the owner will love it!!!

Wendy K said...

I think your block exchange is just lovely, I'm sure your partner will love the blue stitcheries...they're just soooo cute!

Carol said...

I just love what you did with the block...it's perfect. Those mini daffodils are just as cute and happy as they can be.

Elaine Adair said...

The block is wonderful, but your additional corner technique is inventive, creative, in scale. It's totally different, but also in keeping with the 'style' of the block. Great job! I LOVE it, and it stands out!

Carole said...

The block is lovely! I like what you did! I would have probably dealt with it when it was time to machine quilt! Mind you, applique would work also. I love daffodils! No signs of spring here in Upstate New York yet! Enjoy your week!

Kim said...

All things wonderful! Thank you for sharing the square and the joyful daffo's too! Your square really is well done. I agree with Elaine!

Beth said...

The block is wonderful. Your stitching is so beautiful, it really added something to the block. What a great job.

Libby said...

I love what you did with the exchange block . . . the embroidery touches are just right *s*

Rhonda said...

I love what you did with the block...."she" is going to love it.

Karen Dianne Lee said...

I love what you did with that block. You've got good ideas! I wonder if you think - will we get to see the piece when its done? I'll be curious to find out what she does with your lovely addition.

janetsue2 said...

I love the blue work that you put in the corners. If the person that you did it for doesn't like it just let me know.LOL

Sweet P said...

I love what you did to the block. It makes it so original and gorgeous.

Liberty Star Farm said...

I love what you add to the blocks. The little bird is so sweet.

Beautiful flowers! I'll need to keep a look out for some at the market.

Jackie said...

I think that what you added to the block is really pretty. It definitely adds some wonderful character to the block. I love your stitchery. I went back and checked out your PDG quilt and I now can't wait either for your next post!! Hurry, Hurry!! Lovely sign of spring.

Dawn said...

Oh I loved that center block! I like what you did!

Doodlebug Gail said...

I like what you did with the block - stitchery complements piecing so nicely and yours is no exception.

Ginger Patches said...

Perfect finishing touches on that block!!

Knot Garden said...

The bluework is a lovely idea and it picks up the blue from the block. Beautifully done!

yellowfarmhouse said...

That blue stitching is a beautiful touch to the quilt block. Very sweet and wonderfully done.

Hugs - Karen

Guðrún said...

Yes the stitchery is perfect for the block.

Lynn said...

I love how you finished that block off!!! It seems a bit busy before with no direction, but by adding the dark blue and the embroidered edges, it really makes the block sing!!! Great job!

Kathy Wagner said...

Love what you did with the stitchery on that block. And the photo of the daffodils is fabulous!